Restoration of the 1936 Statewide Forest Survey of Minnesota

  • Brian D Anderson (Creator)
  • Alan R Ek (Creator)
  • Merril H Flanary (Creator)
  • David C Wilson (Creator)



Long-term forest plot datasets have proven invaluable for understanding the changing conditions and ecology across Minnesota’s 17.3 million acres of forestland. Data from past and present USDA Forest Service (USFS) Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program efforts are of high

quality and are informed by thousands of field plot observations for each survey. The aim of this study was to locate historic forest records for Minnesota, identify useful data, and develop methodologies for digitizing and restoring data to a usable format.
Date made available2016
PublisherData Repository for the University of Minnesota

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